Biography

Ginger Henry Geyer

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1953
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Recent Press:
 

Ginger Geyer’s essay, “Paradox in Paradise,” in ARTS - The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies
 

Education:
 

2004 Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
2001 Certificate in Spiritual Formation, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
1978 M.F.A. in Museum Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1978 Texas Teaching Certificate, Elementary and Secondary Art Education
1975 Internship, Kimbell Art Museum Conservation Lab, Fort Worth, Texas
1975 B.F.A. in Studio Art, emphasis in painting and art history, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1971–73 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, studied painting with Donald Roller Wilson
 

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:
 

2015 Ordinary Objects for Ordinary Time: Sculpture by Ginger Henry Geyer, Dadian Gallery, The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
2014 Exhibition with Wang Ling, Hansen Galleries, Art Department, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
2014 Solo exhibition, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
2014 Humble Heroes, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
2013 Paradox in Paradise (with Elizabeth Dychter), CRETA, Rome, Italy
2010 What Art Supplies, Abilene Center for Contemporary Art, Abilene, Texas
2010 Ginger Geyer: Porcelain Sculpture, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 The Porcelain Reformation, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2006 Ginger Geyer, Wayne Forte, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2005 Featured artist, Trinity Arts Conference, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
2005 Ginger Geyer: Porcelain, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas
2003 Featured artist, Hope Chapel Arts Festival, Austin, Texas
2003 Ginger Geyer & Jim Janknegt: The Prodigal Son and Other Parables: Two Artists and Their Spiritual Journeys, Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
2003 New Work (with Pamela Nelson), Cidnee Patrick Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 Patchwork Hospitality and Other New Work, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2001 The Chlora Stories, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
2000 Visual Parables, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
1999 The Holy in the Common: Reflections on the Eucharist, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
1999 Ginger Geyer: Recent Work (with Gail Siptak), Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999 Homecoming: Sculpture & Verse, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1998 Parables in Porcelain: Sculpture & Verse, Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
1997 Wholly Porcelain, Dadian Gallery, Luce Center for the Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
1996 Everyday China, Concordia University Gallery, Austin, Texas
1993 Porcelain Sculpture by Ginger Geyer, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas
 

 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2015 Mary, Full of Grace Invitational Advent Show, ArtReach Gallery, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas.
2015 Menagerie, Art and the Animal Kingdom, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 MAC@20 Part II, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2011 The Food Show, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2010 In The Making, Regent College, Vancouver, and other venues in Seattle, Washington
2009 America at Work, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008 Pairings, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2008 Transforming Culture, (exhibition for national conference on art and faith) First Evangelical Free Church, Austin, Texas
2007 Body of Christ, Washington Theological Consortium, Washington, D.C. (traveling show)
2007 People’s Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Austin, Texas
2006 Group Show, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
2005 Between Work and Worship, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2005 The Matter of Devotion, University of Houston Library, and Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, Texas (for IMAGE national conference)
2005 Play, Cody Center Gallery, Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2004 Mythmakers & Storytellers, Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
2003 April in Wonderland, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
2003 Stations of the Cross, Hope Chapel, Austin, Texas; traveled to Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, for Trinity Arts Conference, Irving, Texas
2003 Be Still, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
2002 Tragedy and Transformation: Artists Respond to September 11th, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
2002 Pamela Nelson, Brenda Kingery, Ginger Geyer, Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2001 Ordinary Time, Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
2001 Funk-tional, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2001 A Presence Seen, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas (CIVA national conference exhibition, juried by Mary McCleary)
2000 A Cool Summer Garden, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 Shape & Surface: World Ceramics, Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
2000 International Show: Second Annual, Kairos Celebration Barn, Fredericksburg, Texas
2000 Next Text, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
1999 Up Close & Personal, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999 Mask-erade, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 Family Ties, Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
1998 Texas Tea, NCECA conference exhibition at Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 41st Delta, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, juried by Peter Frank
1998 Tenth Anniversary Show: Now & Then, Concordia University Gallery, Austin, Texas
1997 Celebrations, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Aberrations, Artist's Coalition of Austin, Austin, Texas, juried by Steve Brudniak (Juror’s prize)
1997 Dog Days of Summer, Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
1997 New Work, Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
1997 Women in Art: 12 Texas Women, Contemporary Art Center, Ft. Worth, Texas
1996 Faculty Annual Exhibition, Concordia University, Austin, Texas
1996 Hope Show, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Serendipity: An Introduction, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Arte Sagrados, Concordia University Gallery, Austin, Texas, (national show, juried by Mary McCleary)
1994 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Tarrytown Gallery, Austin, Texas
 

 

Awards, Honors, and Residencies:
 

2013 Ceramics residency, CRETA (Ceramics, Residencies, Exhibitions, Teaching & the Arts) Rome, Italy (10 weeks)
2011 Artist-in-Residence, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Arts District (3 months)
2009 Artist-in-residency, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (sponsored by by/for.org ) (2 weeks)
2003 IMAGE Artist of the Month, March 2003, on www.imagejournal.org
2003 Seton Cove annual Friendship Luncheon, co-speaker with Betty Sue Flowers, Austin, Texas
1997 Featured artist/speaker, Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas
1984 Museum Management Institute, UC Berkeley, on Getty Trust scholarship
1982 American Association of Museums, Conservation Study Tour of Italy for museum professionals
 

 

Literature:
 

Ginger Henry Geyer, "Paradox in Paradise: A Ceramics Arts Residency in Rome,” ARTS: The Arts in Religious & Theological Studies, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and the University of St. Thomas, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2014, pages 15-22, Fruition, Gardening with Francis, Give Us Bread But Give Us Roses, Recycled Tricycle, and Shootin’ Match illustrated. Available from http://theoartsonline.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/paradox-in-paradise-a-ceramics-arts-residency-in-rome/
 

Deborah Sokolove, Sanctifying Art, Cascade Books, Eugene, Oregon, 2013, pages 118,119.
 

Katherine Burgess, “Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion Exhibit Probes the Spirituality of Everyday Chaos,” Religion News Service, AP, September 24, 2013, Split Ends was reproduced; picked up by Washington Post September 27, 2013. Online at http://www.religionnews.com/2013/09/24/lady-perpetual-exhaustion-exhibit-probes-spirituality-everyday-chaos/.
 

Ginger Geyer, “Art on Board: The Chapel Paintings of John P. Cobb,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Tarleton State University, vol. 9, 2012-2013, pages 71–81.
 

Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. “Alumna and Porcelain Artist Ginger Henry Geyer Featured in Two Exhibits in Dallas,” News and Events, Meadows, www.smu.edu, May 7, 2010.
 

Willard Spiegelman, “Some Things Borrowed, Some Things New: Three Artists Offer a Respite From Minimalism,” D Magazine-Front Row, April 19, 2010.
 

Dyana Herron, “Gallery Watch,” Image Update, Issue #192, April 14, 2010. Online at http://imagejournal.org/imageupdate/192_100414.html.
 

Dardess, George & Peggy Rosenthal. “Reclaiming Beauty for the Good of the World: Muslim & Christian Creativity as Moral Power,” Fons Vitae, Lewisville, Kentucky, 2010.
 

Ginger Geyer, Chlora Gets Real: The November Story, online book, first in series of twelve, April, 2010. Online at http://gingergeyer.com/goody_books/november/index.html.
 

Richard R. Brettell, “Ginger Geyer: The Porcelain Reformation,” The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, April 2010, University of Texas at Dallas Press, Dallas, Texas.
 

Betty Sue Flowers, “Ginger Geyer’s Sculptural Narrative: An Appreciation,” March 7, 2010. Unpublished, distributed by Valley House Gallery.
 

Deborah Sokolove, "Wholly Porcelain: Mimesis & Meaning in the Sculpture of Ginger Henry Geyer," Visual Theology: Forming and Transforming the Community through the Arts, ed. Robin M. Jensen and Kimberly J. Vrudny, Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2009, pages 29–40.
 

Gregory Wolfe, ed. Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image, Grand Rapids, Michigan/Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (color plate 4), 2009.
 

Tim High, “Transforming Culture”, exhibition catalog for national conference on art & faith, 2008.
 

Judith Valente, “Santa Fe Artists retreat”, Religion & Ethics Newsletter, episode no. 1052, PBS, 2007.
 

Ginger Geyer, “Have You Unwrapped God’s Gifts?”, www.thehighcalling.org, July 30, 2007. Online at http://www.thehighcalling.org/culture/have-you-unwrapped-gods-gifts.
 

Ginger Geyer, “Compassion May Require Scuba Gear,” www.thehighcalling.org, December 20, 2007. Online at http://www.thehighcalling.org/faith/compassion-may-require-scuba-gear
 

Ginger Geyer, “Chlora Plays Joker Poker”. The Blue Rock Review, vol. 3, no. 1, 2007, pages 120–133.
 

Ginger Geyer, “Recognizing the Trajectory of Love and Baseballs,” www.thehighcalling.org, March 20, 2006. Online at http://www.thehighcalling.org/attitude/recognizing-trajectory-love-and-baseballs
 

Ginger Geyer, “’Play’ Exhibit Honors Murdocks,” Connections: A Publication of Laity Lodge and the HE Butt Foundation, 2006.
 

Ginger Geyer, "Art on Board: John Cobb’s Panel Paintings Hit the Texas Highways," IMAGE: Art, Faith, Mystery, vol. 47, Fall, 2005, pages 33-43.
 

Brad Buchholtz, “Reflections in Porcelain.” Austin American Statesman, November 13, 2005, Life and Arts section, pages K1, K12.
 

Lauren Smiley, “Art Meets Christianity”, Dallas Morning News, June, 2005.
 

Katie Buchanan, “Art as Image and Text.” The Wittenburg Door, vol. 35, no. 201, September/October, 2005, pages 4–9.
 

Deborah Sokolove, “A Basket of Summer Fruit, or Unpacking our Prophetic Baggage”. Seekers Church, Washington, D.C., July 18, 2004.
 

Forrest Preece, "West Side Stories: Ginger Geyer," The West Austin News, September 30, 2004, page 5.
 

Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) “Making Visible the Invisible” 2003-2004 Directory (juried exhibition by Guy Chase), CIVA, Wenham, Massachusetts, 2003, color plate 13.
 

Deborah Sokolove, “What’s Good about Bad Art? Art Criticism, Theology, and Christian Devotion”, McCarthy Lecture at Washington Theological Union, March 30, 2003.
 

Ginger Geyer, "Art that Shapes Me: Wise Cracks," www.thehighcalling.org, March 17, 2003. Online at http://www.thehighcalling.org/faith/art-shapes-me-or-wise-cracks
 

Ginger Geyer, "The Misfit”, IMAGE: A Journal of the Arts & Religion, vol. 38, Spring, 2003, pages 21–23.
 

IMAGE Artist of the Month, www.imagejournal.org, March 2003. Online at http://imagejournal.org/page/artist-of-the-month/ginger-geyer
 

Ginger Geyer, “Holy Roller,” The Christian Century, vol. 120, no.1, January 11, 2003, page 40.
 

Robin Moore, "Parables in Art at St. Stephen's," The West Austin News, February, 2003.
 

Donny Copeland, “Be Still,” Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, October, 2003.
 

Mary A. Jacobs, "Artist's Work Explores Fragile Truths", The Dallas Morning News, October 11, 2003, page G6.
 

Ginger Geyer, “Light and Water”. www.thehighcalling.org, May 3, 2002. Online at http://www.thehighcalling.org/attitude/light-and-water
 

Ginger Geyer, "Chlora's Crèche", www.thehighcalling.org, November 25, 2002. Online at http://www.thehighcalling.org/family/chloras-creche
 

Ginger Geyer, “Calling and Signage” IMAGE: A Journal of the Arts & Religion, vol. 33, Winter, 2001, pages 81–94.
 

Mike Daniel, “Funk-tional Art at Edith Baker", The Dallas Morning News. (July 13, 2001): Guide, page 56.
 

Cyra Dumitru, “The Way of the Artist: Ginger Geyer”, Connections: A Publication of Laity Lodge and the HE Butt Foundation, Summer, 2000.
 

Ginger Geyer, "Homeless Artists' Guild", Alive Now, vol. 29, no. 3 (May/June 1999): 55-57.
 

Charles Dee Mitchell, “Gail Siptak & Ginger Geyer at Edith Baker", The Dallas Morning News, May 7, 1999, page 3C.
 

Richard J. Davis, "Art to Ponder: Exhibit Pokes at Sacred Cows," The NW Arkansas Morning News, 1999, pages D5, D6.
 

Michelle Parks, "An Evolution in Creation," Northwest Arkansas Times, August 13, 1999, pages C12–14.
 

Katie Cook, “Making Art with the Homeless,” Hunger News and Hope, vol. 1. no. 3, Summer, 1999, pages 1–3.
 

Austin Arts Downtown, “Ginger Henry Geyer Parables in Porcelain,” vol. 4, no.1, February, 1998, page 5.
 

Christopher Schade, “2 Professional Looks,” Austin American Statesman, March 5, 1998, weekend magazine, page 51.
 

Rebecca Cohen, “A Patron Though Poor,” The Austin Chronicle, August 11, 1997.
 

Robert Faires, “Getting Seen,” The Austin Chronicle, May 23, 1997.
 

Cari Marshall, “New Work@ LyonsMatrix: Wise Owls & Whimsical Saviors,” The Austin Chronicle, March 21, 1997, page 30.
 

Layne Morgan, "Plate Art," D Magazine, September 1991.
 

 

Public Collections:
Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Arizona
Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Arts District, Dallas, Texas
Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, Texas (Long term loan)
Research & Planning Consultants, L.P., Austin, Texas

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